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5-30 and 3-25 in the NIB Sheaffer,s - What does it mean

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#1 malachvintagepens

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 01:14 PM

Hi again, I have two pens Sheaffer, s with imprint in the NIB, 5-30  and a smaller one with imprint in the NIB 3-25 (Annex photo) - Please can someone tell me who does this imprint in the NIB? -  What does it mean  5-30 and 3-25 ? - This two Pen is the Flat Top. 
Am very grateful in advance 
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#2 gweddig

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 04:34 PM

Someone who knows better than me will be along shortly. As I understand it the first number is the nib size and the second was related to the original warrantee (25 years).

Though it's possible I'm spreading disinformation if I'm misremembering.

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 06:37 PM

Guarantee is right - 25 or 30 years.  The 3 or 5 does closely relate to the nib but, the proper answer was the cost of $3 or $5.  There was a 7-30 as well which was a $7 pen with a 30 year guarantee.

 

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 06:42 PM

thanks for the info, that is what I have understood but not sure. Hope someone else corroborate this information. Thanks and greetings from Spain



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Posted 02 October 2014 - 06:46 PM

Thank you very much for the info, I think this information complete and confirmed. I think these models date from about 1938, not sure is it correct? or perhaps another date ?. Thank you very much to all



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Posted 02 October 2014 - 07:12 PM

Hi,

 

I'd have to review some of my prior notes, but the pens served by "3-25" nibs gained "3" nibs and the "5-30" the "feathertouch 5" around 1932-3

 

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 08:24 PM

Guarantees came into being in 1928 and were no longer guaranteed in the early thirties.  To continue David's bit above 7-30's became 7 feathertouch's - 7 of anything was never too common in the Sheaffer lineup.

 

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 08:38 PM

Guarantees came into being in 1928 and were no longer guaranteed in the early thirties.  To continue David's bit above 7-30's became 7 feathertouch's - 7 of anything was never too common in the Sheaffer lineup.

 

Roger W.

Of course what became the Feathertouch #8...


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Posted 03 October 2014 - 04:49 AM

Thanks Roger for correcting me on price vs nib size and David for further clarification.

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Posted 03 October 2014 - 06:52 PM

thank you for the wealth of information, I think I can already classify these two lovely pen in my special pens cabinet you'll be getting soon. All are all very friendly 
Kind regards from Spain






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